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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Patterns from Above

Every so often I come across an artist (or pair of artists in this case) whose work is so fresh and inspiring that I have to spread the word. I stumbled across the aerial photography of Brent Yaggi & Sarah Hicks in a recent hunt for a client's walls. My only search criteria was color photography that somehow makes you see the "ordinary" a bit differently, with an abstract essence to boot. Yaggi and Hicks Patterns from Above series fills these specs exactly. According to their website bio, "Brent Yaggi & Sarah Hicks fly 2,000 feet up in a Cessna 172 to capture patterns with their Nikon lenses. They have scoured many parts of North America over the last three years. Brent is from Pennsylvania and Sarah is from England. They will be married in June 2012. They currently live in Denver, CO." Upon further investigation, it looks like this is how they make a commercial living (check out their Aerials By Design site) as well as these beautiful artworks. Some of their work is merely land survey, but much of it forces an enlightening perspective on environmental issues and legal disputes, accidents and agricultural usage. Even though the content is often poignant, the aesthetic results are undeniably beautiful. Here are a few of my favorites:

Grand Prismatic Springs, Yellowstone, WY

Eureka, CA

Salt Lake City, UT

Victoria, TX